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Meet the Team

Simoné Weideman BVSc MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Simoné qualified from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2007.  After working in small animal practice in Johannesburg she made the move to the UK in January 2015.  After a short stint at a practice in Yorkshire Simoné joined the Barkingside practice in March 2016. 

Simoné does not have any pets of her own at the moment but left the two spoilt family Cocker Spaniels (Dante and Josef) to be doted on back home in South Africa.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, travelling and (hopefully soon) mastering the art of archery.


Maxine Jones - Registered Veterinary Nurse

Maxine joined the Goddard Veterinary Group in February 2004 and has qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse [RVN] since joining us. Maxine has been at the Fremantle surgery since 2008 and is a well known face to clients and pets alike. Prior to veterinary nursing Maxine was involved in volunteer work at the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary. She owns a dog, two cats, two iguanas and two tortoises and enjoys horse riding and gardening in her spare time.

Anna Gabell - Trainee Nursing Assistant

Anna joined the Group in July 2016.  Prior to joining the team at Barkingside Anna was involved in volunteer work with the PDSA and ran her own pet sitting and walking business.  Anna has two Chihuahuas at home and enjoys cycling in her spare time.


April Murphy -  Veterinary Care Assistant

April is another new member of the team having joined the Goddard Group in October 2016.  April is a qualified VCA and previously worked at another veterinary practice and a pet shop.  April has one cat and two guinea pigs.  In her spare time she loves shopping, looking after her pets and spending time with her family.